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Lake Tekapo is the natural halfway stop between Christchurch and Queenstown on the inland scenic route. Featuring majestic views of the Southern Alps, a wide range of accommodation and activities ranging from leisurely scenic walks to adrenalin filled rides down Tekapo Springs Tube Park. A scenic 3 hour drive from Christchurch or Queenstown, Tekapo is a growing destination with a rich history well worth exploring.


Accommodation in Tekapo ranges form backpackers and holiday parks to boutique homestays and luxury resorts.


Well known for its winter activities, such as skiing and ice skating Tekapo is a year round destination with activities to match the seasons and quality year round attractions.

Shopping and Dining

For a small town Tekapo has a wide range of culinary options from a famous Japanese restaurant to quality high country fare.

Hiking & Biking

The Department of Conservation maintain a wide range of walking and hiking tracks around the Mackenzie area. Ranging from short scenic walks to multi day tramping and hiking adventures into the hidden corners of New Zealand.

Starlight Reserve

Initially selected for its clear sky and lack of light pollution, Mount John Observatory is located a short 10 minute drive from Tekapo at the top of Mount John. In 2012 the area around Tekapo was declared the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve to reduce the impact of light pollution and promote astronomy in the region.

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Lake Tekapo Lodge
Stylish accommodation with fine food, wine and art in stunning Tekapo.

Peppers Bluewater Resort
Four and a half star new accommodation. Conference facilities.

Lake Tekapo Holiday Homes
A great variety of holiday homes and bed and breakfast.

The Godley Hotel
Two and a Half Star accommodation with great food and service.

Lake Tekapo Motels and Holiday Park
Motels, Cabins, Trailor parks, Camp sites, all next door to hot springs and ice rink.

Parkbrae Estate
Self contained holiday homes and apartments.

Lake Tekapo Scenic Resort
Three Star accommodation very central to main village.

Tekapo Heights
Luxury bed & breakfast in Lake Tekapo

The Cairns
Residential Development

Geraldine Holiday Park
Geraldine is 1 hours drive north of Tekapo 

Holiday homes and baches in Tekapo


Roundhill Tekapo Ski Area
The best in Family ski destinations. Roundhill holds the sun all day and boasts great learner and intermediate terrain with easy access, freindly staff and a very proffessional ski school with a european influence. Only thirty minutes drive from lake Tekapo.

Galcier Explorers Mt.Cook
Stunning boat rides over Tasman Glacial lake getting right up and personal with huge Ice Chucks which form the Tasman Glacier.

Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail
One of New Zealands great trail rides. Over 300km of some of New Zealands most unique scenery including the iconic Mount Cook.

Ohau Snow Fields and logde

Wilderness Heliski
Here at Mount Cook we have hundreds of square kilometers of untamed, remote mountain wilderness - what you expect NZ heliskiing to be about.

Ski The Tasman
Ski The Tasman is Alpine Guides air-accessed skiing adventure on NZ's longest glacier. Join us in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park for the highlight of your NZ ski holiday.

Alpine Guides
Alpine Guides professional IFMGA/NZMGA guides are based year-round in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, and work throughout the Southern Alps.


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